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Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2015

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The 2015 Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with 15% Carménère, 8% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc from Panquehue. It fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in French oak barrels (68% new) for 22 months, including malolactic. This has to be the most elegant version of this cuvée that I tasted, with even a lighter structure than the cooler 2014, and there's also a little more acidity. The texture is seamless, and the balance between fruit, tannins and acidity is superb. This is a superb Bordeaux blend. 71,350 bottles were filled in February 2017.Wine Advocate 93+pts

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Viña Errazuriz:
Errazuriz was founded in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago, and at the foot of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the seven summits of the world. Recognizing that this valley was ideal for growing grapes, with its hot, dry summers and cool Pacific Ocean breezes, Don Maximiano Errazuriz sent for the finest clones from Franc... Read more
Errazuriz was founded in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago, and at the foot of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the seven summits of the world. Recognizing that this valley was ideal for growing grapes, with its hot, dry summers and cool Pacific Ocean breezes, Don Maximiano Errazuriz sent for the finest clones from France, and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition lives on with Eduardo Chadwick, the fifth generation of his family to lead this exceptional estate. Eduardo’s work has been colossal, bringing Errazuriz into a new era where it is acknowledged as a producer of world-class wines, and opened eyes around the globe as to Chile’s incredible and diverse sites. As an estate winery, Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines through meticulous attention to every stage of viticulture and vinification, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is this dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines. Check us out at www.errazuriz.com Read less

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Vintage: 2004 09/01/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2007 11/21/2012

Sehr intensives Rubinrot, fast purpurn. Enorm einladende, hervorragend parfümierte Nase nach Cassis und Brombeeren, im Verbund mit Schokoladensoufflée und Mokka, auch eine Spur Eucalyptus. Voluminös im Gaumen, von konzentrierter, schwarzbeeriger Frucht, nun auch Heidelbeeren und getrocknete Feigen, etwas Zedernholz; die angenehme Säure verleiht ihm Frische und balanciert die Struktur gut aus, toller Fruchtdruck bis ins enorm lange, von viel Eleganz geprägte Finale.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 11/27/2012

Rich and ripe, with nicely polished focus to the mocha, tobacco, mulled currant and fig notes, all backed by coffee and dark licorice notes on the lengthy finish. There's nice underlying grip. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2004 04/16/2009

Dichtes Purpur. Feingliedriges Heidelbeeren- und Eukalyptusbouquet, intensiv und recht tiefgründig, Pfeffer und wilder Rosmarin. Seidiger und wunderschön reifer Gaumen. Im Finale marmeladige Brombeernoten, Schokolade und Minze, klingt elegant und lange aus.



The 2015 Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with 15% Carménère, 8% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc from Panquehue. It fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in French oak barrels (68% new) for 22 months, including malolactic. This has to be the most elegant version of this cuvée that I tasted, with even a lighter structure than the cooler 2014, and there's also a little more acidity. The texture is seamless, and the balance between fruit, tannins and acidity is superb. This is a superb Bordeaux blend. 71,350 bottles were filled in February 2017.Wine Advocate 93+pts

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